Don't Neglect Your Regular Dental Visits
By All Smiles Dentistry
May 19, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

It might sound counterintuitive, but there has never been a better time to have bad teeth. From professional teeth whitening to porcelain veneers that can effortlessly reshape and finesse unsightly chips and cracks in our teeth, cosmetic dentistry has just about come up with an answer for everything. And while this is wonderful news, it's important to remember that great looking teeth still need old-fashionedDental Visits maintenance and professional care.

Fortunately, it isn't necessary to choose between a great looking smile and a healthy one. Dr. James Bonny offers patients at All Smiles Dental a combination of cosmetic and general dentistry services that cover all the bases - from preventive care like dental cleanings and exams, to cosmetic bonding and professional teeth whitening. Why are Regular Dental Visits Important?
Even with consistent brushing and flossing at home, which is necessary, traces of food and bacteria that the toothbrush and floss miss can accumulate between the teeth, and under the gum line. And even though periodontal (gum) disease is highly preventable with good oral hygiene practices and regular dental exams and cleanings, just like any disease, some people can be more genetically predisposed and vulnerable to dental disease than others. But unlike other health problems, people with hereditary gum disease may not know they are at risk or experience noticeable symptoms in the beginning.

Gum Disease Can Happen to Anyone
Generally associated with older adults, periodontitis can lead to everything from gum recession to bone and tooth loss in people as young as the 30s and 40s. Studies have shown that the bacteria and inflammation associated with gum disease can also increase the risk of complications with serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Incorporating regular professional dental care is an important part of a comprehensive health and wellness routine.
 

Contact a Dentist in Salem, UT
For more information on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy - and beautiful - year round, contact All Smiles Dentistry, in Salem,UT, by calling (801) 423-2244 to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Bonny today.

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